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News Editor

The Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Chard & Ilminster News and the Burnham Highbridge Weekly News

Based: Taunton

Posted: Fri 31 Mar 2017 Closing Date: Sun 30 Apr 2017
Employer: Newsquest Media Group
Job Category: Newsdesk
Sector: National Press

Job Description

Newsquest South West is looking for a news editor to head up our busy multimedia newsroom in Somerset – made up of four weekly print titles and associated websites.

Managing the multimedia news agenda for our portfolio of titles; the Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Chard & Ilminster News and the Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News and their associated websites.

Our titles are experiencing a period of unprecedented audience growth and we are looking for someone full of ideas to continue driving that expansion through exclusive local content both in print and online, helping put pages together and creating innovative multimedia content.
The role is based in Taunton, at the heart of one of England’s most beautiful counties, Somerset, covering a patch stretching from the west coast at Minehead to Burnham and to Taunton and Bridgwater in the east.

It is an exciting time for our titles and we are keen to hear from an experienced journalist who wants to be a part of something special.

This would be an ideal role for a current assistant or deputy news editor looking to take the next step in their career, or an outstanding senior or chief reporter.

Benefits include a competitive salary, 25 days’ holiday

Contact Details

Send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to Paul Jones, Editor, Newsquest Somerset, by email to


Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Sunday 30th April 2017.

Employer Information

Newsquest Media Group
United Kingdom

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